Did they include Labour’s leaders office?

The CTU is running a campaign about “vulnerable workers”, or “insecure work” as they like to call it. They have released a report suggesting that 30% on New Zealand’s workforce is “insecure”…presumably that includes all the staff in David Cunliffe’s office who got the arse when he took over?

I hope the PSA is battling hard for those “insecure workers”.

The CTU releases its report into insecure work, Under Pressure: Insecure Work in New Zealand at its Biennial Conference – Fairness at Work, held today in Wellington. CTU President, Helen Kelly says “whether we call it casualisation, precarious work, temporary, or non-standard work – it means that workers have worse conditions, less security, less say and are more vulnerable. That may suit the boss – but it is unfair and does not work for workers.” 

“Our report shows that at least 30% of New Zealand’s workers – over 635,000 people including 192,000 temporary workers – are in insecure work. We believe it may well cover 50% of the workforce because we know that 95,000 workers have no usual work time, 61,000 workers have no written employment agreement, 573,000 workers earn less than the Living Wage and almost a quarter of a million Kiwi workers say they have experienced discrimination, harassment or bullying at work. Some of these will add to the 30% level.”

What I want to know about all this living wage stuff that is being pushed…is did the GReen party pay the living wage to all the people collecting signatures for their petition?


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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